Never skip your eye tests, charity chiefs urge public

Never skip your eye tests, charity chiefs urge public

by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CHIEFS at sight loss charity Galloway’s are urging people who are worried about their vision not to skip eye appointments over fears of the coronavirus.

Under current government guidelines, many routine appointments, such as cataract operations, glaucoma reviews and diabetic screening, have been postponed

Meanwhile, Galloway’s warns that people should call their optician and get advice from an eye health professional if they experience a sudden onset of any of the following symptoms: 

• Loss of vision 

• Loss of peripheral (side) vision

• Blurred vision 

• Pain with or without discharge

• Light sensitivity 

• Double vision

• Black spots or flashes of light in your vision

• Curtain-like disappearance of vision

• Disturbances in your vision 

• New floating bits in your vision

• Eye injury or pain

• Seeing halos or rainbows around light

• Painful red eye

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